Out running around Whittier this past weened and after sitting for a couple hours in a cove when I restarted my engines one of them threw a check engine light on on the key panel. The error on my tach for that motor says its a PGM-FI error. I went ahead and ran the motor to get back to port (from South Culross) and the motor ran fine and had lots of power. Today I had to go grab my shrimp pots out of black stone and the motor ran fine but would not run past about 5500 rpm when normally I can redline it at 6K. Did some reading on my cell phone last night in the harbor and everything points to a fuel filter/water separator problem, but I am not getting the water in fuel error on the tach so I am leaning toward the fuel filter. Would a plugged up fuel filter throw a code and make the motor not run at 100%? and if that is the problem how did it plug up with a racor in front of it?
My problem is that I had to leave the boat in Whittier as its oversize and I have to go back to the slope for two weeks on the 5th. I have people coming from out of town when I get back to town so I need to figure this out and take the parts I need to fix it. I have spoken to a couple charter guys who use Honda outboards that said as long as the motor runs its fine, but it bothers me.